NOTE: Welcome to our new and improved “What in the World?” weekly quiz. We have moved to a web based quiz that will make your participation much easier. Simply click on the quiz link/image below and you’ll be guided through the questions. Your results will be provided along with the quiz answers at the end. No need to send in an email as before. We’ll announce the weekly winner at the end of the week. Don’t forget to follow the Council on Twitter @TNWAC to know what current developments serve as sources for quiz questions. Good luck!
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Welcome to the March 21, 2016 edition of the Tennessee World Affairs Council’s “What in the World?” Quiz.
Check your global affairs awareness with these ten questions taken from news reports over the past week. In addition to reporting in a variety of sources we highlighted them on Twitter — @TNWAC #tnwacquiz. Follow us @TNWAC to keep up with global developments and Council events.
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YOUR SCORE, ANSWERS AND STATS AT THE END
The quiz is open to everybody.
Take the quiz by noon Nashville time on Wednesday to be considered among the weekly winners. At the end of the month we will draw one name from among the weekly winners for a prize.
If you’re the tops this week (or tied) you’ll be entered in a drawing for the month’s end prize.
March “What in the World?” Quiz Prize
“And then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East” by Richard Engel
“Quick-paced…a thrilling adventure story laced with historical context.” —Associated Press
Based on two decades of reporting, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent’s riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close—sometimes dangerously so.
When he was just twenty-three, a recent graduate of Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. Shortly thereafter he was working freelance for Arab news sources and got a call that a busload of Italian tourists were massacred at a Cairo museum. This is his first view of the carnage these years would pile on. Over two decades Engel has been under fire, blown out of hotel beds, taken hostage. He has watched Mubarak and Morsi in Egypt arrested and condemned, reported from Jerusalem, been through the Lebanese war, covered the whole shooting match in Iraq, interviewed Libyan rebels who toppled Gaddafi, reported from Syria as Al-Qaeda stepped in, was kidnapped in the Syrian crosscurrents of fighting. He goes into Afghanistan with the Taliban and to Iraq with ISIS. In the page-turning And Then All Hell Broke Loose, he shares his adventure tale.
Engel takes chances, though not reckless ones, keeps a level head and a sense of humor, as well as a grasp of history in the making. Reporting as NBC’s Chief-Foreign Correspondent, he reveals his unparalleled access to the major figures, the gritty soldiers, and the helpless victims in the Middle East during this watershed time. We can experience the unforgettable suffering and despair of the local populations. Engel’s vivid description is intimate and personal. Importantly, it is a succinct and authoritative account of the ever-changing currents in the Middle East.
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